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Meet the Semifinalists of 'America's Got Talent' Season 7

After a four week long process of selecting the best talent in the quarterfinals, 16 of the initial 48 have been chosen to move onto the semifinals. Here are the final 16 contestants who will be competing for the ultimate AGT title. http://www.buddytv.com/slideshows/meet-the-semifinalists-of-americas-got-talent-season-7-92960.aspx

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' and 'Hell's Kitchen' top Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 24, 2012"America's Got Talent" improved a little on its ratings from last week and helped NBC score an overall ratings win Tuesday. "Hell's Kitchen" was also up over a week ago and combined with "Masterchef" to give FOX a demographic victory.NBC scored 8.35 million viewers and a 5.1 rating/9 share in households for the night. CBS (6.3 million, 4.2/7) edged FOX (6.2 million, 3.6/6) for second. ABC was a good ways off the pace with 3.1 million viewers and a 2.1/4. The CW (545,000, 0.4/1) brought up the rear.FOX led the adults 18-49 demo with a 2.6 rating, beating out NBC's 2.2. The other three networks were much farther back, with CBS scoring a 1.1, ABC a 0.8 and The CW a 0.2.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/tv-ratings-americas-got-talent-and-hells-kitchen-top-tuesday.html

'AGT' Mind Reader Earns Standing Ovation Playing 'Deal Or No Deal'

Eric Dittelman knew how to bring a show to his latest performance on " America's Got Talent " (Mon., 8 p.m. ET on NBC). And he did so by channeling one of judge Howie Mandel's former shows. With beautiful models on stage holding silver suitcases, it was like viewers were on the set of " Deal or No Deal ." Dittelman played the game with Mandel, ultimately having the former "Deal" host narrow his selection down to a single suitcase. He then revealed inside that suitcase that he knew this was the one Mandel would pick. Further, he had the models open the other suitcases, which all read "No Deal." And to seal the deal, Dittelman showed a sign he'd made up that also correctly identified which case Mandel would choose. It was an impressive enough spectacle to earn a standing ovation from the judges. Will it earn the votes to keep him in the competition? Find out as "America's Got Talent" continues Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. The show then takes a break to make room for NBC's Olympics coverage before returning August 14 to its new time slots of Tuesays at 8 p.m. ET and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/kg2gjpduBMg/americas-got-talent-mind-reader-standing-ovation-video_n_1700555.html

Sharon Osbourne leaving 'America's Got Talent'? 'Money is not the reason'

"America's Got Talent" judge Sharon Osbourne tweeted a rather cryptic message Tuesday (July 24) -- "My darling @HowardStern, money is not the reason I'm not returning to @nbcagt, it's because... "There is no follow-up tweet and her tweet is not in response to anything fellow judge Howard Stern posted on Twitter. It appears to be apropos of nothing, actually. It can be speculated that if she does leave, it could have something to do with son's Jack recent multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Osbourne has been with "AGT" since Season 2, previously sitting beside David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan, both of whom have since left the show. We'll keep you posted as the story develops.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/sharon-osbourne-leaving-americas-got-talent-money-is-not-the-reason.html

'America's Got Talent's' Howie Mandel: 'We try to be instructive, not just critical'

Viewers have come to know Howie Mandel as a judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent" or host of "Deal or No Deal." But he's also an actor and a stand-up, and all of this happened haphazardly.He launched his career by taking the stage at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, with "no intention of ever pursuing" comedy, acting or anything in entertainment, Mandel says. "In the mid-'70s, stand-up became the new disco, and people were being discovered on 'The Tonight Show' like Freddie Prinze, and Robin Williams was blasting off. Comedy clubs sprouted up all over."Mandel, engaged to be married and working in retail, had his life mapped out, but once onstage he found he could make people laugh. Soon after, he found himself at a Los Angeles comedy club on amateur night and took the mic. After he did his shtick, a man approached and asked if he was interested in television.PICS: 'America's Got Talent' Season... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/americas-got-talents-howie-mandel-we-try-to-be-instructive-not-just-critical.html

TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and 'America's Got Talent' the best of a slow Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 18, 2012Wednesday night brought pretty meager ratings across the broadcast networks, as "America's Got Talent," "Big Brother" and "So You Think You Can Dance" were all on the low side.CBS led the night with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households, finishing a little bit ahead of NBC (5.2 million, 3.4/6). FOX (5.1 million, 3.1/5) was not far behind in third. ABC drew 3.9 million viewers and a 2.6/4 to take fourth, and The CW trailed with 900,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.FOX finished on top of the adults 18-49 demographic, albeit with just a 1.8 rating for the night. CBS grabbed second with a 1.4, followed closely by NBC, 1.3, and ABC, 1.2. The CW came in at 0.3.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/tv-ratings-big-brother-and-americas-got-talent-the-best-of-a-slow-wednesday.html

America's Got Talent: Who Got a Standing Ovation?

Another twelve acts took the stage Tuesday night in the hopes of continuing on America's Got Talent . While the night was filled with lackluster performances, one act clearly outshined the rest. The Lightwire Theater's performance as a group of dancing birds provided a spectacular end to the night.  http://www.tvguide.com/News/Americas-Got-Talent-Quarterfinals-Lightwire-Theater-Ashleigh-Pudsey-1050095.aspx?rss=breakingnews

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' drops but still tops Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 17, 2012The ratings for "America's Got Talent" Tuesday dipped some from last week's numbers, but the NBC show was still the night's most-watched program. FOX grabbed the nightly title in adults 18-49, however, thanks to steady performances by "Hell's Kitchen" and "Masterchef."NBC led Tuesday's pack with 8.2 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households. CBS (6.2 million, 4.2/7) edged FOX (6.1 million, 3.5/6) for second in viewers. ABC came in fourth with just over 4 million viewers and a 2.4/4, and The CW (811,000, 0.5/1) trailed.FOX's 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic was good enough to win. NBC took second with a 2.2. ABC, 1.2, snagged third, followed by CBS, 1.0, and The CW, 0.4.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/tv-ratings-americas-got-talent-drops-but-still-tops-tuesday.html

TV ratings: 'So You Think You Can Dance' gives FOX a Wednesday win, 'AGT' results soft

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 11, 2012"So You Think You Can Dance" carried FOX to a ratings victory in both total viewers and adults 18-49 on Wednesday, although none of the networks had much to crow about. "America's Got Talent" scored its lowest ratings of the season with its results show.FOX averaged 5.7 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/6 share in households to score a narrow viewer win over NBC (5.45 million, 3.4/6). CBS wasn't far behind either, drawing 5.1 million viewers and a 3.4/6. ABC (3.9 million, 2.6/4) came in fourth, and The CW (711,000, 0.5/1) trailed.None of the broadcast nets reached a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49, with FOX (1.9) coming the closest. NBC finished second with a 1.4. ABC's 1.1 was good enough for third, followed by CBS, 1.0, and The CW, 0.3.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/tv-ratings-so-you-think-you-can-dance-gives-fox-a-wednesday-win-agt-results-soft.html

'AGT': Did One Of The Judges' Favorites Get Cut?

It was up to America again, as the judges waited anxiously to find out which four acts from this latest quarter-final round would move on to the semi-finals of " America's Got Talent " (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on NBC). Nick Cannon had a little bit of fun with them along the way, as well as the audience. He brought out fan favorites Tim Hockenberry and Turf to stand side-by-side on the stage. The singer and dancer were also among the judges favorites, so they were horrified at the prospect of one of them going home. After all, whenever two acts are brought out like this, one of them is getting cut. Right? Not so fast. Cannon pulled a fast one on everyone, shouting with glee that both acts had moved forward. Howie Mandel admitted he would have saved one of the acts if they hadn't gone through. Joining them in the next round were gymnasts Donovan and Rebecca, and comedian Tom Cotter. It seems like the right acts made it through, according to the New Jersey Star Ledger . "America's Got Talent" continues Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/Z90dSIzgmnU/americas-got-talent-judge_n_1667174.html
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